Mad Creek Geology and History Hike

08/29/2020 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM MT


  • $25.00


Mad Creek Trail Head
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
United States of America


This program is loaded with experts, learn about the local geology and the history of the Mad Creek Barn


Yampatika’s Mad Creek Geology Hike is a moderately strenuous hike a little over 3 miles round trip.

Join local CMC geologists who will review the basics of rocks and minerals, simple identification skills, and dive into how to interpret the geologic history of an area using your observation skills. We are proud to partner with Tread of Pioneers Museum who will share the history of the former Mad Creek Guest Ranch and pioneer families of the area and Historic Routt County who will shed light on the iconic Mad Creek Barn!


Important details:

  • Location: Mad Creek Trail 

  • Meeting Time: 8:45 am (wrapping up by 1 pm)

  • Meeting Location: Mad Creek Trail Head parking lot

  • Cost: $25

  • What to wear: Dress for the weather (current and future) and dress in layers! You'll most likely want long pants/sleeves to protect yourself from the sun, dirt, and things that might make you itchy (mosquitos etc.). Avoid cotton when you’re able and go with a synthetic material or wool.

  • Also remember to wear sturdy hiking shoes, good socks, a cool sun hat, and sunscreen!

  • What to bring in your day pack: 2 Water bottles (2 liters or more), snacks, lunch, extra layers (long sleeve shirt, fleece) and also bring your waterproof jacket!


PLEASE NOTE: Due to the fact this program is later in the summer, we are capping group size at our current capacity limits @ groups of 10 including the naturalist, from the decisions released by Routt County/ State of Colorado on 05/27 Please continue to register for the waitlist! Should group size limits change and we will start moving wait-listed attendee's first.


If you have additional questions or need more information, please email or call the office at (970) 871-9151


updates may occur closer to the date of this program, you will be informed via email if so


If you are registered and feel ill, have been placed under quarantine or have any reason to believe you have been in contact with covid-19:

  • Please call before program starts & leave a voicemail to let us know- do not attend the program, we will issue a full refund.
  • If you do not call and do not show up we will not issue a refund.


Non-illness related REFUND POLICY

More than one week prior to the start of the program.


Less than one week prior to the start of the program.


The day before or day of the program.